Browsing All posts tagged under »Australia«

Ben Simmons’ Melbourne origins

December 18, 2017

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By SB Tang I wrote a 2000 word reported feature about Ben Simmons’ Melbourne origins for Bleacher Report. Advertisements

A Tiger Topped

August 16, 2015

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By SB Tang I wrote a short essay for Roads & Kingdoms about “my greatest — well, only — invention”: a “Tiger topped”.

David Warner: The Turning Point

July 28, 2015

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By SB Tang I wrote a 1000 word piece for The New Daily about the sound advice from Trent Woodhill that turned David Warner’s career around. A slighter longer version of the piece subsequently ran on The Guardian Sport Network.

Joe Root: Mentally Strong, But Technically Flawed

July 22, 2015

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By SB Tang Note: this piece appeared on The Guardian Sport Network on 21 July 2015.  Everybody loves Joe Root right now. And who wouldn’t? Since being dropped for the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney in January 2014, Root has plundered 1530 runs — including five hundreds, four of which were of the monster, unbeaten […]

Phillip Hughes: Forever Not Out

December 12, 2014

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By SB Tang Note: Phillip Hughes’s manager, James Henderson, has, on behalf of Phillip’s family, read and approved this obituary. An edited version of this obituary appeared in New Statesman.  Phillip Joel Hughes was born on 30 November 1988 in Macksville, a small Australian country town (population: 2786), 471 kilometres north of Sydney. He grew […]

An Open Letter to the South African Test Cricket Team

February 20, 2014

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Note: The Guardian published an abbreviated, 1276 word version of my open letter to the Proteas on 20 February 2014. They’ve kindly given me permission to publish the full version of my letter on my personal blog. Here it is: Dear South African Test Cricket Team For most of the past five years, you have been the […]

On Haigh

January 21, 2014

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Here’s a 3000 word piece about Gideon Haigh that I wrote for The Guardian. The full 8000-odd word version of my piece will be published here on Saturday morning Melbourne time.